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Top Rated Sarasota Hotels

The Westin Sarasota
The Westin Sarasota
4.0 out of 5.0 100 Marina View Drive, Sarasota, FL
Free Cancellation
$123
4.0/5 (48 reviews)

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Reviewed on May 27, 2020
Built in 2017, the brand new The Westin Sarasota features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour health club. Valet parking is available for USD ...
Tropical Beach Resorts
Tropical Beach Resorts
3.5 out of 5.0 6717 Sara Sea Circle, Siesta Key, FL
Free Cancellation
$127
4.6/5 (147 reviews)

I liked everything the staff were friendly n it was clean

Reviewed on May 4, 2020
Guests of Tropical Beach Resorts enjoy features like 2 outdoor pools, free WiFi in public areas, and coffee in a common area. The front desk has multilingual ...
Zota Beach Resort
Zota Beach Resort
4.0 out of 5.0 4711 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL
Free Cancellation
$167
4.3/5 (28 reviews)

There was an issue with payment when we checked in and out since we used orbits and a "third party payer". there were delays and discrepancies with our check in and out due to the late payment of the 3rd party. It was frustrating and I'm not sure where to place the blame....with the hotel or with ...

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020
Built in 2017, the brand new Zota Beach Resort features a private beach, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. If you plan to drive, free valet parking is available. ...
Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach
Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach
3.0 out of 5.0 1540 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL
Free Cancellation
$119
3.5/5 (246 reviews)

Liked the size and beach was clean beautiful and not crowded. The rooms were roomy and super clean. Beds soft. Buildings could be updated looked like a 1960 hotel .

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020
Guests staying at Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach enjoy access to a private beach, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi in public areas. Onsite parking is available ...
Hyatt Regency Sarasota
Hyatt Regency Sarasota
4.0 out of 5.0 1000 Blvd Of The Arts, Sarasota, FL
Free Cancellation
$159
3.9/5 (56 reviews)

Overall it was just OK. Needs updating. Amenities were haphazard. Sometimes there was water and sometimes not. Who was in charge of that? Pool was crowded and not enough chairs. The chairs there were very packed in. Outdoor bar staff was ok, not great. Maybe overworked, bartending and serving tables ...

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020
Guests of Hyatt Regency Sarasota enjoy a marina, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. Parking is available for USD 15 per night (USD 23 per night for valet ...
Lido Beach Resort
Lido Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5.0 700 Benjamin Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL
Free Cancellation
$191
4.0/5 (56 reviews)

This is a great family-friendly property right on the beach. The best rooms are in the Palm Tower but unfortunately, those rooms are often double the cost of the rooms in the smaller tower. Our room was OK. It faced the parking garage so it was very dark, the bathroom was tiny and the A/C was loud ...

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020
Guests of Lido Beach Resort have access to a private beach, 2 outdoor pools, and a fitness center. If you drive, self parking is USD 15.00 per night, and there's ...
Holiday Inn Lido Beach, Sarasota
Holiday Inn Lido Beach, Sarasota
3.0 out of 5.0 233 Ben Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL
Free Cancellation
$161
3.8/5 (145 reviews)

Excellent beach access; close to dining and shopping. Very well kept, friendly and helpful staff.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020
Guests of Holiday Inn Lido Beach, Sarasota have access to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. A stay here includes free parking. ...
Embassy Suites by Hilton Sarasota, FL
Embassy Suites by Hilton Sarasota, FL
3.5 out of 5.0 202 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL
Free Cancellation
$159
4.2/5 (17 reviews)

The rooms where nice, clean and comfortable. Getting an omelette at breakfast was a long wait.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2019
Guests staying at Embassy Suites by Hilton Sarasota, FL enjoy an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Valet parking is USD ...
Tropical Breeze Resort
Tropical Breeze Resort
3.0 out of 5.0 140 Columbus Blvd., Siesta Key, FL
$137
4.6/5 (15 reviews)

Cute little place. Awful “rainforest” shower heard, zero water pressure. No “shelf” in shower to put soap or shampoo. Had to put things on the floor. Mirror over the sink was mounted SO LOW that I couldn’t see my face, only shoulders and below. Same for the full length mirror on bathroom door...Could ...

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020
2 outdoor pools, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas are featured at Tropical Breeze Resort. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free beach ...

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Enjoy the spellbinding beaches of Sarasota, Florida

According to a local legend, Sarasota was once named Zara Zota, which is believed to mean “the Sahara by the blue waters.” This moniker is an apt description of the expanse of white sandy beaches washed by the warm azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Comprised of 99 percent pure crystal quartz, these spellbinding beaches are among the whitest on the planet.

This idyllic emerald coast setting has attracted adventurers and romantics since the late 19th century, including John Ringling who selected the area as the winter quarters for his traveling circus in 1911. Sarasota's historic buildings and modern edifices, such as the Wilson Building, have influenced architects around the world. This seaside community also has an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and comfortable accommodations.

 

Things to see and do

In keeping with its motto, Sarasota maintains a small-town atmosphere while providing a range of big city amenities.

Beaches and leisure activities

Guests of Sarasota hotels can relax on the beach, experience a variety of exciting water sports, and watch colorful sunsets. Popular events like the annual Classic Sand Sculpting Competition attract visitors from around the globe. Head offshore on a deep-sea fishing or dolphin-watching cruise. Golfers can hone their skills on one of more than 60 courses. Sarasota also serves as a spring training center for Major League Baseball. The sports complex hosts a variety of events, such as car shows and concerts. Entertainment venues like the historic Asolo Theater and Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall feature a variety of musical and theatrical productions. Designed by an architect who collaborated with Frank Lloyd Wright, the Van Wezel includes a color scheme selected by Mr. Wright's widow.

Cultural attractions

Sarasota has some of the world's finest museum collections. The majestic estate constructed for circus owner John Ringling is now home to Cà d'Zan, his opulent Venetian Gothic 56-room mansion as well as the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, and the Circus Museum. The art museum's collection displays the works of American, Asian and European masters. The Circus Museum chronicles the rich heritage of this live performance show. The collection of artifacts and trails of the 30-acre Spanish Point historic site encompass over 5,000 years in the region. Jungle Gardens features more than 10 acres of lush exotic plants from around the globe, including many rare and endangered species. The tanks of the Mote Aquarium are home to amazing sea creatures that inhabit the nearby waters, such as sharks, sea turtles and dolphins, along with a variety of tropical fish.

 

Special events

The food, music, dancing, arts and crafts, and entertainment of the contemporary Ringling International Arts Festival signal the advent of the local festival season. The epicurean Forks and Corks Festival features a delightful range of tasting events. A frequent backdrop for movies and television shows, Sarasota is the host city for a regional film festival each spring. The early fall Sarasota Chalk Festival highlights the talents of artists using this colorful medium. There are numerous other cultural festivals and celebrations held throughout the year.

 

Best time to visit

Sarasota has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters. As a result, January through April is the peak season due to the area's most inviting weather. In addition to being the dry season, this period features temperatures in the mid-70s to low-80s. Evening lows average in the 50s. Late spring through summer is the off-season due to significant rainfall and high temperatures, which can reach the upper 90s. Summer afternoon storms are common. Temperatures and rainfall begin to moderate during the October to December “shoulder season.”

 

Travel information

Guests of Sarasota hotels can reach this charming destination by air or car. Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) is located approximately five miles northwest of downtown, and is served by several major and commuter airlines. Visitors can easily reach Sarasota from Interstate 75, which is situated five miles to the east. The Tamiami Trail, or US 41, is a major north-to-south route through Sarasota, and provides easy access to all that “Paradise” has to offer.

Circus lovers, southern belles and beach lovers can all find enjoyment in this lovely city of the Sunshine State.

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